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Sunday, September 03, 2006
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FACE TO FACE
Reproducing a magnum opus
A freewheeling chat with Mahendra Mishra, who is reproducing the Oriya work Purnachandra Bhashakosha.
FROM THE BLURB
A study of human relationships and weaknesses framed by the age-old battle between tradition and youthful rebellion. The first performance was in Bangalore on September 22, 1989. No Onions Nor Garlic; Srividya Natarajan, Penguin, Rs. 295. ...
A chance visit to London gave Gond artist, Bhajju Shyam, an opportunity to record his observations in a stunning illustrated travelogue. Using the artistic traditions of his tribe, he gave a never-been-seen-before slant to the city's streets, ...
William Sieghart founded the Forward Prizes for Poetry 14 years ago to give a boost to contemporary poetry and to highlight both the well known and the newer wordsmiths. The shortlist for this year's Felix Dennis Prize for the best first ...
Ayyappa Panicker's poetry, like the person himself, has always had a sardonic and mysterious glint.
Play of opposites
Your Mumbai, my Bombay
Memories of another Bombay, more beautiful than the one portrayed in a recent book.
SOME would think it smacks of the arrogance that is often maybe, unjustifiably attached to a Stephanian. How else can you explain the fact that not one of the entrances to St. Stephen's College bears its name. "It is an identity," ...
Judge a book by its cover
Browsing in bookshops has become a feast for the eyes as the design of book jackets is being turned into an art form.
Acts of divination
People's need to know the future has led to new words.
ANDREA, fresh out of grad school, decides to go job hunting. Little does she realise the implications of accepting a post as assistant to the powerful editor of a famous fashion magazine. As she trips into her final interview, dressed in ...
In the shadow of a scream
What do you make of an author who makes no concessions to the readers' expectations?
The spaces of memory
Written over a period of ten years, this collection of poems is a beautiful testament that is also stimulating intellectually.
Narratives of `truth' and fiction
Racists is a story about science, about the possibility of science being a story.
Creation and discovery
Said's book focusses on how authors' work and thought acquire a new idiom near the end of their lives.
Subtle and understated
Despite ups and downs, the novel reveals an independent mind.
Between hope and history
Seamus Heaney's latest work shows that the poet's spirit remains undiminished.
Colours of the rainbow
Insights and human touches make this collection of short stories sparkle.
The language of grace
A searing account of the turbulent relationship between the author and his father.
Flashes of brilliance
The stories of nations caught in the vortex of change cannot always be simplified into a few thousand words.
Meeting new concerns
A valuable resource for anyone interested in Tamil literature and society.
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